Seahawk Men's Swimming Tops Frostburg State

Kieran Broder '18 - Photo Credit: Bill Wood
Kieran Broder '18 - Photo Credit: Bill Wood

For Immediate Release · By Justin Gordon · jpgordon@smcm.edu

St. Mary's City, Md. – The St. Mary's College of Maryland men's swim team hosted a Capital Athletic Conference dual meet against the Bobcats of Frostburg State University Saturday afternoon. St. Mary's (2-3, 1-2 CAC) tallied its first CAC win of the season with a 145-113 victory over Frostburg State (7-4, 0-3 CAC) as the Seahawks won nine events.

St. Mary's 145, Frostburg State 113

How It Happened

  • Sophomores Peter Orban (Montgomery Village, Md./Watkins Mill) and Ryan Akhavan (Annapolis, Md./Broadneck) led the Seahawks on the day with three wins each.
  • The 400 medley relay team of Orban, senior captain Kieran Broder (Olney, Md./Georgetown Prep), Akhavan, and junior Colin Cassady (Phoenix, Md./Calvert Hall) opened up the day for St. Mary's and came away with the win in 3:49.21.
  • First-year Andrew Scott (California, Md./Leonardtown) took home a first-place finish as Scott gathered the top spot in the 1,000 freestyle with a time of 10:12.64. He also won the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:58.56 which was 20 seconds faster than the next swimmer.
  • Orban had a big day as he claimed first in two individual races – the 100 and 200 backstroke events. He swam a 55.36 in the 100 and a 2:08.39 in the 200.
  • Akhavan also collected a pair of individual wins as he captured the 200 and 100 butterfly events. He led a 1-2-3 sweep of the 200 butterfly with his winning time of 2:07.72 before taking the top spot in the 100 butterfly in 56.18.
  • The 100 freestyle went to Cassady with a time of 49.60. He also paced the team in the 50 freestyle with a second-place finish in 22.27, falling short of first by 14-hundredths of a second.
  • Broder took the top spot in the 200 individual medley in 2:09.06 to help seal the deal for the Seahawks. He put up a pair of second-place finishes in the 100 (1:02.78) and 200 (2:24.80) breaststroke events.
  • First-year Nate Donoghue (Lanham, Md./Roosevelt) was the top finisher for St. Mary's in the 200 freestyle, placing second in 1:51.62 as Donoghue was 6-hundredths of a second out of first place.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Nov. 17 at Washington College (2-3) – Chestertown, Md. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Nov. 18 at McDaniel College (0-2) – Westminster, Md. – 1:00 p.m. 

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